Shakhota, Śākhoṭa: 8 definitions



Shakhota means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Śākhoṭa can be transliterated into English as Sakhota or Shakhota, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Śākhoṭa (शाखोट) is a Sanskrit word referring to Streblus asper (Siamese rough bush), from the Moraceae family. It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā. The leaves are 2 to 4 inches long, rigid, oval-shaped, irregularly toothed, and borne on small petioles. The staminate flower heads are spherical with minute flowers. The pistillate flowers have longer peduncles.

According to the Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 9.123), the Siamese rough bush (śākhoṭa) has the following synonyms: Śākhoṭaka, Niḥsāra, Pīta, Pītaphala, Kharapattra, Bhūrjapattra, Rūkṣapattra, Gavākṣī, Yūkāvāsa, Kauśikya, Ajakṣīranāśa, Kṣīranāśa, Piśācadru, Bhūtavṛkṣa, Sakaṭa, Hāraka and Karkaśacchada.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Śākhoṭa (शाखोट) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Steblus asper Lour.” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning śākhoṭa] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śakhōṭa (शखोट).—a See śākhōṭa.

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śākhōṭa (शाखोट).—a P (sākha) Creditable or credible; trustworthy or true;--as a person or a statement.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śākhoṭa (शाखोट).—Name of a tree; Trophis Aspera (Mar. hedī); कस्त्वं भो कथयामि दैवहतकं मां विद्धि शाखोटकम् (kastvaṃ bho kathayāmi daivahatakaṃ māṃ viddhi śākhoṭakam) K. P.1.

Derivable forms: śākhoṭaḥ (शाखोटः).

See also (synonyms): śākhoṭaka.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śākhoṭa (शाखोट).—m.

(-ṭaḥ) A small tree, (Trophis aspera.) E. śākh, oṭan aff.; also with kan added śākhoṭaka m. (-kaḥ) .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śākhoṭa (शाखोट):—m. Trophis Aspera (a small, crooked, ugly tree), [Bhāvaprakāśa]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Śākhoṭa (शाखोट):—m. Trophis aspera (ein kleiner, hässlicher, krummer Baum) [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 2, 4, 13] (śākoṭa gedr.). [Spr. (II) 1754.] ka m. desgl. [Suśruta 2, 107, 17.] [Śārṅgadhara SAṂH. 2, 2, 83.] [Spr. (II) 387. 1603 2315, v. l.] [PAÑCAR. 1, 6, 16] (sākoṭaka gedr.). [7, 23] (śākoṭaka gedr.).

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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